The Story of a Logo…[and a ‘Meet-Cute’]

I just received my new business cards and am very happy with how they turned out. The artwork and logo were done by hand and scanned in, and the cards designed in Illustrator, Photoshop and Canva. Opening the box and taking them out reminded me of how, when I first started this business seriously in 2019, it felt weird going from making art solely for enjoyment to … Continue reading The Story of a Logo…[and a ‘Meet-Cute’]

My Submission to the 5th Uppercase SPD Guide

“I can make patterns and get paid for it?!” …That is the revelation I had several years ago when I was a PhD dropout and trying to figure out what to do with my life. All I knew was that I really, really loved art and patterns and colour and that this thing called surface pattern design was an actual job. In Pakistan, textile design … Continue reading My Submission to the 5th Uppercase SPD Guide

Art Class

Every child is an arist. The problem is how to remain an atist once we grow up – Pablo Picasso One thing I love as much as making art is sharing it and teaching it to others. Throughout university I taught art classes to children and youth at my hometown art gallery when I was home over the summer and on breaks. As a teacher, … Continue reading Art Class

Art Therapy

By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have—or have had—a mental illness. – Canadian Mental Health Association I am among 50% of Canadians who has struggled with mental illness. It’s not easy to share that and write it so publicly but I know the importance of removing the stigma around openly talking about mental health – in general but especially … Continue reading Art Therapy